Michael Humphrey

13 May 1736–October 1809 (Age 73)
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Michael

When Michael Humphrey was born on 13 May 1736, in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Michael Humphrey, was 32 and his mother, Mercy Humphrey, was 18. He married Hannah Andrews about 1758, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died in October 1809, in his hometown, at the age of 73, and was buried in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Michael Humphrey
Hannah Andrews
Marriage: about 1758
Richard Humphrey
Esther Humphrey
Levi Humphrey
Gurdon Humphrey
Sylvia Humphrey
Lovisa Humphrey
Richard Humphrey

Spouse and Children

about 1758
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


    Richard Humphrey


    Esther Humphrey


    Levi Humphrey



    Sylvia Humphrey


+2 More Children

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+4 More Children

World Events (4)


Age 40

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 45

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 58

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

Some authorities translate this name as home-free, home peace, or peace at home. It is similar to Cundfrid, which has been rendered "defensor notus," or illustrious protector. "Kun-frid" would be translated as "strong protector." Nicknames are Humps, Nump, and Numps.

Sources (3)

  • Michael in entry for Esther Humphry, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Michael in entry for Levi Humphry, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Michael Humphry in entry for Hannah Andrus, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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